2018 Harvest Hit a Success – See the Results

Notes on the Harvest Hit from Nicole

We had yet another successful Harvest Hit doubles squash tournament at the Pickering Squash Club this past weekend with over 35 teams from all over the GTA.  Players with a wide range of experience from “professional” to “first time doubles tournament player” all running around the doubles court chasing that little blue ball yelling “mine”, “yours”…
Every player that participated agrees how much fun this sport is and they are already securing a partner and marking off the next event on their calendars.
Congratulations to all the participates and thanks to all the fans that came out to cheer on their favourite team!
Women’s B Winners – Vanessa Steinwall and Nicole Pirko
Women’s B Finalists – Celine Metraux and Laurie Krol
Men’s B Winners – Steve Dizig and Sameer Vadera
Men’s B Finalists – Jack Hoogstraten and Eric Dunn
Women’s C Winners – Sara-Jane Cresswell and Hazel Kenny Wilson
Women’s C Finalists – Alison Le Ber and Lynsey Yates
Men’s C Winners – Rick D’Souza and Fred Dizig
Men’s C Finalists – Jonathan Puddy and Noor Zubair
For more Pictures go to:  2018 Harvest Hit Pictures

Harvest Hit Doubles Tournament

Congratulations to the Winners

The Harvest Hit Doubles Tournament  event  was a great success again this year at the Pickering Squash Club.  Nicole ran a great tournament with the help of many Pickering Squash Club members who gave their time over the weekend.

To See the results Click:  Squash Ontario Harvest Hit Tournament

We look forward to seeing everyone again at our next big event,
The Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament January 2019.

Fall Doubles House League Starts Week Of Oct 1st

Doubles House League
Fall 2018 Doubles House League

The Fall doubles House League will commence on Monday October 1st with Division 2 followed on Tuesday October 2nd with Division 1 and Wednesday October 3rd with Division 3.

Here are the schedules:

DIV1 Schedule – Playing Tuesdays

DIV2 Schedule – Playing Mondays

DIV3 Schedule – Playing Wednesdays

Doubles House League Results – Updated Weekly

See you on the Courts
PSC Doubles Coordinator

2018-19 Squash Season Starts Soon!

A Note from Nicole:

Hi everyone!

The 2018-2019 squash season is coming and I wanted to send you all an update on the events that will be happening at the Pickering Squash Club.  There is lots of information below so get out your calendars and book off these dates!
Gametime On-Line Challenge Ladder
We now have an active on-line challenge ladder available to all squash members!  To add yourself to the ladder, simply log into your Game Time account (the account you use to book courts), click on “squash”, click on “All Ladders” (on the right side of the page) and you can add yourself to the ladder.  I encourage all singles players to join!!  Once the ladder challenges have begun, you will be able to see all recent results as well as where you rank within the club.  I will be using this ladder system to schedule Monday night singles house league levels/matches as well as T&D team player rankings etc.  My hope is that everyone uses this ladder for every match played as a fun way to improve their game. Players may challenge other players at any rank and can contact players through email on their Game Time account.  If you beat a player at a higher rank, you will simply move to that rank while the losing player moves down one spot.  Please go in and take a peek…add yourself and I will work out the initial player rankings once everyone has been added.
Monday Night Singles House League
The Monday night singles house league will be starting on Monday Sept. 24th.  I have posted the sign up sheet on the board across from court 4.  There will be limited spots available so if you don’t have a chance to get to the club in the next couple of weeks, send me an email and I will sign you up.  There has been some constructive feedback from players that it can be very frustrating when players are consistently late or not showing up for their matches forcing me to match up players that may have already played.  Please be sure that you are fully committed to participating before you sign up to help this house league run smoothly.
Doubles House League
I have posted the doubles house league sign up sheet for all levels on the board in the doubles court area.  Start dates and schedules will be determined once the sign up is complete.  Please do your best to sign up with a partner to guarantee a permanent position in the doubles house league.
Wednesday Junior Squash Clinic
My junior clinics will now be on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00 for kids ages 6-14 who are interested in learning this sport.  We will be starting on Wed. Sept. 12th.  I still have spots available but they are filling up fast.  Please contact me if you would like to sign someone up or if you are interested in volunteering your time to help out.  I really do count on the help of volunteers to keep this program successful and I would really appreciate anyone who would like to volunteer their time on Wednesday evenings.
Club Fun/Social Events
We will be running a number of fun mini-tournaments/events this season for all Squash Club Members.  These events will focus on bringing all levels together for an organized “round robin” type of event.  Here is a list of our first set of events:
Sat. Sept. 15th – 10:00-11:30 – “Get The Rust Off” Condition Games (Doubles and Singles)
 
Tuesday Sept. 18th – 6:30-8:30 – “Handicapped” Tournament followed by our AGM (and drinks at the pub!) – Doubles and Singles
 
Sunday Sept. 30th – 2:00-4:00 – Women’s E Clinic – Sorry boys, this one is only for the women’s “E” singles players!
 
Friday Oct. 19-21 – Harvest Hit Doubles Tournament – you must register on the Squash Ontario Website
 
Sat. Nov. 24th – Christmas Fun Tournament and Toy Drive (Doubles and Singles)
 
Wednesday Dec. 19th – Fun Night Tournament and Social (Doubles and Singles)
 
Feb. 1-3 – Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament – mark this on your calendars!
I will have sign up sheets for these events posted shortly on the board across from court 4 in the singles court area!
 
T&D Leagues
Looks like we will be submitting a Women’s “B” and “D” team, Men’s singles Div. 2 and 4 team and Men’s Doubles Div. 3 and 5 team.  We still have some time before registrations are due so please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Lastly, we have a fantastic website.  Be sure to check it out at http://pickeringsquash.club.  A very special thanks to Terry Bruce for all his hard work in creating and designing the site to keep you all up to date on events going on throughout the season!
See you on the courts,
Nicole

Doubles House League Finals Results

Congratulations to all the winners of the Doubles House League for Winter 2018.    If was a good long series and enjoyed by all.

Watch for the signup sheet for the Fall 2018 Doubles House League which should be posted the last two weeks of August.

Below are the results of the 2018 Winter Doubles House League

Division 3

Winners : Aymen A. and Devon R.
Finalists: Rob C. and Adam M.
Thirds    : Dan S and Heather S (Subbed by Ron D.)
Fourths  : Peter Z and Terrence H (Subbed by Carol R.)

Division 2

Winners :  Jonathan and Negm (subbing for Winston )
Finalists :  Shan and Marc
Thirds : Darrell (subbing for David) + Juan
Fourths  : Vince + Marc (Subbing for Jim D)
Division 1:
Has yet to be played:
For First and Second:  Trevor and Dom  VS Raj and Sameer
For Third and Fourth:  Steve and Ricky VS Kevin and John.

Doubles House League Finals this week Tuesday and Wednesday

Congratulations to the finalists in the Winter Doubles House League.   Your final Matches are as follows:

Winter 2018 Tuesday DIV1 Doubles House League Finals  May 1, 2018

Crt 1    6:00
Winner from 6 last week  VS Winner from 7 last Week
Trevor C. & Dom S. VS Raj V. & Sameer V.
Crt 1   7:00
Loser from 6 last Week  VS Loser from 7 last Week
Steve M. & Ricky D. VS Kevin C. & John W.

Winter 2018 Tuesday DIV2 Doubles House League May 1, 2018

Crt 2    6:00
Winners from last weeks 6 VS Winners from last Week 7
Shan D. & Marc L. VS Jonathan P. & Winston B
Crt 2   7:00
Losers from last weeks 6 VS Losers from last Week 7
.Juan S. & David A. VS Jim D. & Vince D.

Winter 2018 Wednesday DIV3 Doubles House League  May 2, 2018

Crt 1   6:00
Winners from Last Week for 1st & 2nd
Adam M. & Rob C. VS Aymen A. & Devon R.

Crt 2    6:00
Losers from Last Week for 3rd & 4th
Peter Z. &  Terrence H. VS  Dan S. & Heather S.

All other times on those evenings are open to Round Robin play.
Good luck to all players and have a fun match.

Terry –  Doubles Coordinator

Congratulations to the SHINDIG Tourney Winners

The Shindig Tournament was a great success with everyone having a great time.  Unfortunately  a number of people could not play on the Saturday Semi and Finals.  We thank all those wonderful people who stepped in and subbed.

Tinners Draw  – Click to see full draw
Finalists:   Juan Segovia & Darrell Babcock (subbing for Graham Horne)
Winners:  Terry Bruce and Aymen Ahmed (Subbing for Sue Desa)

Consolation Draw  – Click to see full draw
Finalists:  Viru Parmar & Marc LeFontaine
Winners:  Alison LeBer & Fred Dizig (Subbing for Kevin Cahill)

Main Draw:  – Click to see full draw
Finalists:  Joan Hill & Jonathan Puddy
Winners:  Steve Dizig & Hazel Kenny-Wilson (Subbing for Ethan Johnston)

Finalists Jonathan Puddy and Joan Hill and Winners Hazel Kenny-Wilson and Steve Dizig.

 

2018 Shindig Tourney – April 17th to 21st

It’s Here, It’s Here.  It’s That Time of Year

Draws Revised
Thursday April 19,  9:30 PM

Yes the Shindig tournament is back and if you were on the ball (Squash Ball that is) you managed to get one of the coveted spots in the Draw.   Play starts at 6:00 PM on Tuesday April 17th in the Doubles Courts.   Check for your start times below.  If you didn’t get a spot in the Tourney, we can always use SUBs.  Contact Nicole, Terry or John and tell them you want to SUB.

2018 Shindig Tourney Start Times  (PDF format)

2018 Shindig Tourney Main Draw (PDF format)

2018 Shindig Tourney Consolation Draw (PDF format)

2018 Shindig Tourney Tinner’s Draw (PDF format)

 

Shindig Tourny and Banquet Coming Up

Hi Everyone,
would like to invite you to participate in  our annual     Doubles ShinDig Doubles Fun Tournament.  For those of you who have participated in the past, you know it’s an absolute blast!  Here is how it works…
All you need to do is sign up on the doubles board outside the doubles courts and Terry, John and I will match you up with a partner so that each team is at an equal level and has an even chance of winning the big prize.  You do not have to be a doubles player to participate, this is a great chance to get on the doubles court and see just how much fun the game really is.   The tournament will be played in the evenings starting on Wednesday April 18th, Thursday April 19th, Friday April 20th and the finals on Saturday morning April 21st.  Please have these dates available if you are planning on participating.
On the evening of Sat. April 21st we will be heading over to Drums n Flats restaurant (the old Safari Restaurant) to celebrate another successful year at the Pickering Squash Club.  If you are planning to attend, please purchase your ticket asap so that we have accurate numbers for the evening.  The evening will start with 2 free drink tickets, appetizers and some fun mingling.   A buffet dinner with a wide variety of delicious options will be served including salmon, ribs, grilled chicken, pasta primavera and sides.  To finish the evening off, those of you who are wearing your dance shoes can hit the dance floor and maybe even show us some moves we don’t see on the squash court!  Tickets are $45 and you can purchase your tickets from your T&D captain, Fred Dizig, Winston Bell, Steve Dizig, Joan Hill, Terry Bruce or myself.
Sign up is limited so please be sure to sign up asap for the Shin-Dig tourney and feel free to contact me if you would like to reserve your banquet tickets!!
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the doubles court!
Nicole